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Macron lectures UK on democracy while France burns every Saturday – George Galloway

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The French president chided British MPs for failing to respect the will of the people by accepting the Brexit deal. The lecture is quite rich coming from a leader whose country “is on fire every Saturday” George Galloway said. Emmanuel Macron, one of the most vocal European critics of Britain’s indecisiveness on Brexit, voiced his Read More

Global growth rebound hopes hit by weak factory data

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LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Manufacturers in Europe, Japan and the United States suffered in March as surveys showed trade tensions had left their mark on factory output, a setback for hopes the global economy might be turning the corner on its slowdown. FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen at a factory at the Keihin industrial zone Read More

Take Five: Take it easy, central banks – World markets themes for the week ahead

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(Reuters) – Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis 1/ TAKE IT EASY With the U.S. Federal Reserve well Read More

UK economy dodges no-deal Brexit hit, for now

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy has struggled beneath the weight of Brexit uncertainty for nearly three years, but many business leaders would probably be relieved just to have more of the same for the next few months. FILE PHOTO: People walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Read More

Tusk: ‘lots of space’ in hell for British MPs who vote against Brexit deal

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Donald Tusk, who last month blasted the architects of Brexit, suggesting there may be “a special place in hell” for them, believes the place of eternal suffering is big enough to also include British MPs voting against the deal. The initial acerbic remark about hell made by the president of the EU Council targeted people Read More

EasyJet readies Brexit contingency plan to meet ownership rules

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Passengers board the easyJet Airbus A319-111 OE-LQN aircraft from Berlin to Geneva at Schoenefeld airport near Berlin, Germany March 24, 2018. Picture taken March 24, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse LONDON (Reuters) – British low-cost airline EasyJet said on Friday it was ready to suspend the voting rights of a small number of shares to comply with Read More

Goldman Sachs raises chances of no-deal Brexit after UK PM's late reprieve

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The ticker symbol and logo for Goldman Sachs is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid LONDON (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs on Friday lowered its expectations of UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal getting ratified, and hiked its Read More

Asian shares hit 6-1/2-month high on tech hopes, U.S. data

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares hit 6-1/2-month highs on Friday after upbeat U.S. data and optimism in the tech sector lifted Wall Street stocks, helping calm some of the jitters sparked by the Federal Reserve’s cautious outlook on the world’s biggest economy. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a Read More

As worries about populism in Europe rise, investors bet on stock market volatility

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LONDON (Reuters) – Investors are betting on heightened political uncertainty and greater volatility in European stock markets ahead of European Parliament elections in May amid growing concerns about rising populism. FILE PHOTO: A trader works at his desk at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach In one of the first Read More

Wall Street powers world stocks; Brexit weighs on sterling

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A measure of stocks across the globe rose in a volatile session on Thursday, led by gains on Wall Street, while the dollar rallied as traders continued to digest the Federal Reserve’s uber-dovish stance. Sterling tumbled, down 0.93 percent versus the U.S. dollar, as concern grew alongside the probability of a Read More